By Holly Whitaker

I met with

By Michelle Tooker

Dumpster diving, panhandling

By: Jon Berg, M.Ed., Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

For persons with an opioid use disorder who are in the criminal justice system, the

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) through its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

This study:

  • Demonstrated that cocaine increases expression of the protein E2F3a in the brain's reward system.
  • Suggests that E2F3a elevation functions as a master switch for changes in gene

Two brain scans labeled “No Maltreatment” and “Maltreated”

Childhood maltreatment alters children’s brain development in ways that may increase their risk for substance use and other mental disorders in adulthood. In a NIDA-supported study, researchers found that


By: Larke N. Huang, Ph.D., Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Roslyn Holliday-Moore, M.S., Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity

In 1976 President Gerald Ford

By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Cross-posted from HHS Viral Hepatitis Blog


SAMHSA chief

This research:

  • Traced the effects of cocaine-induced disruption of serotonin regulation in the ventral pallidum and orbitofrontal cortex.
  • Suggests that these effects may contribute to drug-seeking and cocaine-associated cognitive

By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the ten leading causes of